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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
For years, Vonda Shepard toiled in semi-obscurity, releasing two albums to a small cult audience. One of her fans happened to be David Kelley, a television producer of such hit television shows as L.A. Law, Picket Fences, and Chicago Hope. When he was creating Ally McBeal, an urban dramedy about an appealingly spunky and confused 20-something lawyer, he decided to have Ally's misadventures mirrored in songs by none other than Vonda Shepard. Ally McBeal became an unexpected hit and Shepard was suddenly in demand. Since none of her albums were easily available, it was smart business to make her first album for her new label 550 Music a collection of original tunes...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
For years, Vonda Shepard toiled in semi-obscurity, releasing two albums to a small cult audience. One of her fans happened to be David Kelley, a television producer of such hit television shows as L.A. Law, Picket Fences, and Chicago Hope. When he was creating Ally McBeal, an urban dramedy about an appealingly spunky and confused 20-something lawyer, he decided to have Ally's misadventures mirrored in songs by none other than Vonda Shepard. Ally McBeal became an unexpected hit and Shepard was suddenly in demand. Since none of her albums were easily available, it was smart business to make her first album for her new label 550 Music a collection of original tunes and covers she regularly performed in the show -- in other words, Songs from Ally McBeal. Only four of the songs, including the theme "Searchin' My Soul," are original Shepard numbers; the rest are smooth adult contemporary covers of '60s pop hits like "The End of the World," "Hooked on a Feeling," and "It's in His Kiss The Shoop Shoop Song." Some longtime fans may be distressed that the album only contains a handful of originals, but the preponderance of covers makes for a consistently enjoyable record that should be quite pleasing to Ally McBeal fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/5/1998
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 074646936528
  • Catalog Number: 69365
  • Sales rank: 89,034

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vonda Shepard Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Valerie Carter Background Vocals
Robert Becker Viola
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Larry Corbett Cello
Lynn Davis Background Vocals
Lili Haydn Violin
Andrew Kamman Percussion, Drums
John Keane Drums
Peter Kent Violin
Vatrina King Background Vocals
Michael Landau Guitar
Greg Leisz Pedal Steel Guitar
Val McCallum Guitar, Mandolin, Background Vocals
Jean McLain Background Vocals
John Pierce Bass
Martin Tillman Cello
Jim Hanson Bass
Rob Ladd Drums
Sy Smith Background Vocals
Jeff Young Hammond Organ, Background Vocals
Michele Richards Violin
Technical Credits
Vonda Shepard Producer
Dave & Ansel Collins Mastering
Pee Wee King Composer
Redd Stewart Composer
Michael Brown Composer
Eddie DeLena Engineer
Paul Dieter Engineer
Michael Landau Producer
R. Clark Composer
Frank Harkins Artwork
Tony Sansone Composer
Chilton Price Composer
Bob Calilli Composer
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    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent!

    This is a really wonderful collection.

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